Max Brod Trio Debuts

The German-Czech Max Brod Trio debuts in North America next month with a sold-out tour covering six Eastern states, including concerts on major chamber music series in Augusta, GA, Cleveland and Dayton,OH, and Charleston, WV. Czech violinist Petr Mateják (formerly of the Martinu String Quartet) joins pianist Kerstin Straßburg and cellist Maximilian von Pfeil*, both Berlin-based.
Their varied programs include works of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy and Shostakovich, as well as an all-Czech selection of Smetana, Martinu, and Dvorák.
For a complete tour schedule see: Max Brod Trio tour itinerary. The tour was arranged by Raymond Weiss Artist Management of New York.
The Trio’s name honors Max Brod, the renowned Czech writer/composer and noted biographer/friend of Franz Kafka, whose work combined German, Czech, and Jewish influences. The Max Brod Trio symbolizes the process of unification in Europe, and was formed in response to an initiative of the European Union in support of intercultural concerts in 2005
The Trio released its second CD recording earlier this year, an exciting all-Schubert disc on the Audiomax label, including the magnificent Trio No. 1 in B-flat, D.898 and the sublime Notturno, D. 897, both composed in 1827.
The Max Brod Trio’s first recording of Dvorák and Beethoven received outstanding critical acclaim; “Great musicians with innate cohesion and sheer expertise . . . Their love of and sheer fun in music making is outstanding” wrote MusicWeb International.

Since incorporating in 1973, Raymond Weiss Artist Management has arranged nearly 150 tours of ensembles from abroad, including chamber music groups, chamber orchestras, and full symphonic orchestras. Many have appeared for the first time in North America, including the Kodály String Quartet, the Czech Trio, and the José White Quartet. Artists have hailed from countries including England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Finland, the former Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Cuba/Mexico.
*his full name is actually: Maximilian Johannes Friedrich Carl Graf von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth!


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